Tiganesti short-wave transmitter is up and running, Romanian PM participated in the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels.
Broadcasting of RRI short wave programs is back on track - Dear friends, the short wave transmitter in Ţigăneşti, BD 300-1 near Bucharest is up and running. It has been out of order for several months and it’s now broadcasting RRI’s programs again. The transmitter has been repaired by RADIOCOM. We are looking forward to receiving your feedback related to the quality of reception. Thank you!
Motion – The Romanian Senate on Monday passed a simple motion against the finance minister Florin Citu, the first one targeting a member of the Liberal government headed by Ludovic Orban. The PM said, after the passing of the motion, that he would take no measures against the finance minister. The motion initiated by the Social Democrats, in opposition, accuses the finance minister of having made risky declarations regarding the state of the public finances which led to the depreciation of the national currency. The Liberals claim however that the motion is a new opportunity to give details in Parliament about what they consider the disastrous situation left behind by the Social Democratic Party as regards the state budget.
Brussels – The Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu participated on Monday in the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. High on the meeting agenda are such issues as the relations between the EU and Africa and the human rights situation in the world, thus marking the anniversary, on December 10, of the International Human Rights Day. In his speech, minister Aurescu presented Romania’s assessment and stand on the recent political developments in Chisinau, highlighting the important progress made in the reform process by the Republic of Moldova in the 5 months when the country was led by Maia Sandu’s government. In another development, Bogdan Aurescu underlined the importance of deepening the relation between the EU and Africa, in the context of the New Alliance with Africa for the development of economic and commercial relations with the partner states and pointed to Romania’s support in educating the young Africans, also as a way to fight violent extremism. (news update by L. Simion)